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[3 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Check out daily updates from our Japan, Hong Kong & the Ryuku Islands Cruise.

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May 29, 2017: Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Japan turned on perfect weather for our day in Kyoto.
Nijo castle presented a fascinating insight into the life of a Shogun, who ruled Japan as a military dictators for over 700 years. The castle’s nightingale floors squeaked under foot as we viewed the stunning paintings of the famous Kano school lining the walls of the Shogun’s audience rooms.
Next stop was the famous Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji temple which …

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[9 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 20, 2011) — The “Islands of Aloha” have a special appeal as a cruise destination, and Princess Cruises is offering a choice of more than 50 sailings to the Hawaiian Islands in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. These culture-filled cruises depart from both Los Angeles and San Francisco, offering time to relax on the open ocean combined with visits to each of the major four islands in Hawaii. While at sea, passengers will experience a special “Aloha Spirit” program with…
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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

Check out daily updates from our recent Antarctica cruise.

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December 14, 2016: Ushuaia, Argentina: At the Edge of the World

Quite auspicious that we should begin this adventure yesterday on the 105th anniversary of Amundsen’s attaining the South Pole on December 14, 1911. It was at 3pm on that day that Amundsen and his team arrived on that flat, uninspiring piece of ice at 90 degrees South. Guests have flown in from all corners of the globe to this city at the end of the world. Despite its …

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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

Check out daily updates from our current Antarctica cruise sailing now.

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December 20, 2016: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

50°F (10°C)
Cloud cover: 80%; Intermittent rain
Wind: 10 knots

We converged on the small city of Ushuaia, all of us arriving from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. As our respective flights approached Ushuaia, the majestic clouds parted at times to provide us with striking views of …

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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

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January 18, 2017:Ushuaia

By various means, and mostly by charter flight from Buenos Aires, we arrived in Ushuaia. Following the spine of the Andes throughout the morning, our flight crossed countless volcanic peaks and, as we ap-proached Tierra del Fuego, glaciers grew in frequency and size. The scenery had to be seen to be believed as we passed over glaciers, glacial lakes and towering volcanic peaks covered in snow. The growing out¬post of Ushuaia, a small city …

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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (September 19, 2011) — Princess Cruises ships will sail to the balmy waters of the Caribbean from both Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Galveston, Texas during the fall 2012 to spring 2013 cruise season, plus will offer a variety of ways to cruise through one of the world’s engineering wonders, the Panama Canal. Princess’ upcoming Caribbean schedule will feature five ships sailing to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean, including a Western Caribbean route aboard Crown P…
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[7 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

The rarely visited Ryukyu Islands form an archipelago that stretches from the southern tip of Japan’s mainland to within 70 miles of the east coast of Taiwan. It’s a 55-island chain brimming with historical, cultural and natural wonders many travellers don’t even realize exist.
Home to the breakout destination of Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands present a vast array of opportunities to explore, discover, and relax in an unspoiled paradise. Here’s a look at just ten stops in Japan and along this exotic archipelago, which taken together form a destination not to …

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[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

The rarely visited Ryukyu Islands form an archipelago that stretches from the southern tip of Japan’s mainland to within 70 miles of the east coast of Taiwan. It’s a 55-island chain brimming with historical, cultural and natural wonders many travellers don’t even realize exist.
Home to the breakout destination of Okinawa, the Ryukyu Islands present a vast array of opportunities to explore, discover, and relax in an unspoiled paradise. Here’s a look at just ten stops in Japan and along this exotic archipelago, which taken together form a destination not to …

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[19 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Belfast Telegraph travel offers: Fred. Olsen Cruising to the Canary Islands & Lisbon
13 nights cruise holiday from £1,049pp FREE on board spend of £75 per cabin Departs Liverpool: Sunday, 10 April 2011 Related Stories Belfast Telegraph travel offers: Krakow Mini Break Belfast Telegraph travel offers: Fred. Olsen Cruising to Spain & Portugal
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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Cruise ships’ arrival in US Virgin Islands delayed by no-show harbour workers
Four cruise ships — including the world’s largest — were delayed on arrival in St. Thomas on Tuesday because some harbour employees did not show up for work, a port authority official said.
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